Glass Door's Sleep Out 2019
I had the devastating and debilitating experience of being without a permanent base for almost 10 years. In that time I moved ‘home’ around 30 times (19 in the last two of those years) — once to a man I’d never met’s spare room. (He is now my beautiful friend.) I ‘sofa-surfed’ and I crashed. And not in the student way.
This hidden homelessness is humiliating and destroying. So God (doesn’t exist) knows what it’s like to actually be on the streets. My brain can’t even go there.
The homeless are ignored, the homeless are stolen from, the homeless are beaten up, and the homeless are urinated on. That humans are treated like this is a sin. The homeless crisis is a sin. And, for me, to do nothing about it is a sin.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. A home. It’s the most basic need – and right.
I’ll be taking part in Glass Door’s Sleep Out In The Square 2019. Please support me and Glass Door if you can. And please share.
Link for donations: https://www.glassdoor.org.uk/fundraisers/bibi-lynchs-sleep-out-fundraising-page